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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2004 11:03:49 AM

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Hi,

I am upgrading an IBM intellistation ePRo 6893-92U that has an AGP video
card with 16 mb RAM. I got a new replacement AGP card with 64 mb RAM. (I am
posting here because this is a more active forum).

The problem is that they are physically different in size. The new card
has the familiar long & narrow silver heel to fit most computer cases. It
looks much like every other sound card, modem card, network card.

The old card has a short and wide silver heel, and fits precisely into an
opening on the back of the case that matches it.

1) Can I make this new card "fit" in this IBM model?

2) If not, how can I find what cards are compatible before I buy again?

Thanks for your help.

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2004 4:36:21 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

The card in the IBM Intellistation ePRo uses a mounting bracket called NLX. All
the other phyiscal characteristics of the card are the same as any other AGP
card. Given the age of the computer, any replacement card must also be capable
of running at 3.3v. Some newer AGP cards operate at only 1.5v.

If the monitor connector lines up EXACTLY between an NLX AGP card and a standard
card, the mounting brackets may be switched. NLX cards were made for a few name
brand manufacturers which used them, including IBM, Gateway, and Compaq. OEM
manufacturers of NLX cards include ATI, Matrox, Elsa (now defunct), and
S3/Number Nine (likewise history).

If you cannot switch the mounting brackets between the cards you have now, I
would suggest buying an NLX card on eBay. Parts houses charge a small fortune
for them. Dealers do not sell them. They are no longer made. The NLX standard
lasted more or less through the Pentium II and Pentium III era, and was used
mostly for small form factor computer cases.

I have a few NLX cards here, and a few more which can be converted to NLX, but
none which have 64MB of memory... Ben Myers

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 07:03:49 -0400, "Go Phils" <vcupdate@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I am upgrading an IBM intellistation ePRo 6893-92U that has an AGP video
>card with 16 mb RAM. I got a new replacement AGP card with 64 mb RAM. (I am
>posting here because this is a more active forum).
>
>The problem is that they are physically different in size. The new card
>has the familiar long & narrow silver heel to fit most computer cases. It
>looks much like every other sound card, modem card, network card.
>
>The old card has a short and wide silver heel, and fits precisely into an
>opening on the back of the case that matches it.
>
>1) Can I make this new card "fit" in this IBM model?
>
>2) If not, how can I find what cards are compatible before I buy again?
>
>Thanks for your help.
>
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2004 4:36:22 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thank you very much for your thoughtful and helpful reply. Off to eBay!


<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:40d03cec.835990@news.charter.net...
> The card in the IBM Intellistation ePRo uses a mounting bracket called
NLX. All
> the other phyiscal characteristics of the card are the same as any other
AGP
> card. Given the age of the computer, any replacement card must also be
capable
> of running at 3.3v. Some newer AGP cards operate at only 1.5v.
>
> If the monitor connector lines up EXACTLY between an NLX AGP card and a
standard
> card, the mounting brackets may be switched. NLX cards were made for a
few name
> brand manufacturers which used them, including IBM, Gateway, and Compaq.
OEM
> manufacturers of NLX cards include ATI, Matrox, Elsa (now defunct), and
> S3/Number Nine (likewise history).
>
> If you cannot switch the mounting brackets between the cards you have now,
I
> would suggest buying an NLX card on eBay. Parts houses charge a small
fortune
> for them. Dealers do not sell them. They are no longer made. The NLX
standard
> lasted more or less through the Pentium II and Pentium III era, and was
used
> mostly for small form factor computer cases.
>
> I have a few NLX cards here, and a few more which can be converted to NLX,
but
> none which have 64MB of memory... Ben Myers
>
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 07:03:49 -0400, "Go Phils" <vcupdate@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >I am upgrading an IBM intellistation ePRo 6893-92U that has an AGP video
> >card with 16 mb RAM. I got a new replacement AGP card with 64 mb RAM. (I
am
> >posting here because this is a more active forum).
> >
> >The problem is that they are physically different in size. The new card
> >has the familiar long & narrow silver heel to fit most computer cases.
It
> >looks much like every other sound card, modem card, network card.
> >
> >The old card has a short and wide silver heel, and fits precisely into an
> >opening on the back of the case that matches it.
> >
> >1) Can I make this new card "fit" in this IBM model?
> >
> >2) If not, how can I find what cards are compatible before I buy again?
> >
> >Thanks for your help.
> >
> >
>
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2004 6:41:36 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

At this point, I would be happy with a 32mb card. Do you have a 32mb card
with the NLX configuration that you'd sell or swap for an Apollo 64mb card
with the conventional slot design?


<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:40d03cec.835990@news.charter.net...
> The card in the IBM Intellistation ePRo uses a mounting bracket called
NLX. All
> the other phyiscal characteristics of the card are the same as any other
AGP
> card. Given the age of the computer, any replacement card must also be
capable
> of running at 3.3v. Some newer AGP cards operate at only 1.5v.
>
> If the monitor connector lines up EXACTLY between an NLX AGP card and a
standard
> card, the mounting brackets may be switched. NLX cards were made for a
few name
> brand manufacturers which used them, including IBM, Gateway, and Compaq.
OEM
> manufacturers of NLX cards include ATI, Matrox, Elsa (now defunct), and
> S3/Number Nine (likewise history).
>
> If you cannot switch the mounting brackets between the cards you have now,
I
> would suggest buying an NLX card on eBay. Parts houses charge a small
fortune
> for them. Dealers do not sell them. They are no longer made. The NLX
standard
> lasted more or less through the Pentium II and Pentium III era, and was
used
> mostly for small form factor computer cases.
>
> I have a few NLX cards here, and a few more which can be converted to NLX,
but
> none which have 64MB of memory... Ben Myers
>
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 07:03:49 -0400, "Go Phils" <vcupdate@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >I am upgrading an IBM intellistation ePRo 6893-92U that has an AGP video
> >card with 16 mb RAM. I got a new replacement AGP card with 64 mb RAM. (I
am
> >posting here because this is a more active forum).
> >
> >The problem is that they are physically different in size. The new card
> >has the familiar long & narrow silver heel to fit most computer cases.
It
> >looks much like every other sound card, modem card, network card.
> >
> >The old card has a short and wide silver heel, and fits precisely into an
> >opening on the back of the case that matches it.
> >
> >1) Can I make this new card "fit" in this IBM model?
> >
> >2) If not, how can I find what cards are compatible before I buy again?
> >
> >Thanks for your help.
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
June 17, 2004 7:17:48 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I have two ATI Rage Fury cards with 32MB memory. They have conventional
brackets, but I also have ATI cards with NLX brackets and exact physical
positioning of the monitor connector. In other words, ATI made them to be used
with either bracket, and it takes me a minute or two to switch brackets between
cards.

What is the chipset on the Apollo card? If it's a SiS chipset (Apollo uses some
SiS), I have no interest. If it's one of the NVidia chips, I'm willing to do a
swap. I deal in computer equipment, selling some bits and pieces via the
newsgroups, and occasionally on eBay. I suggest that we take this offline from
the newsgroup... Ben Myers

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 14:41:36 -0400, "Go Phils" <vcupdate@yahoo.com> wrote:

>At this point, I would be happy with a 32mb card. Do you have a 32mb card
>with the NLX configuration that you'd sell or swap for an Apollo 64mb card
>with the conventional slot design?
>
>
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:40d03cec.835990@news.charter.net...
>> The card in the IBM Intellistation ePRo uses a mounting bracket called
>NLX. All
>> the other phyiscal characteristics of the card are the same as any other
>AGP
>> card. Given the age of the computer, any replacement card must also be
>capable
>> of running at 3.3v. Some newer AGP cards operate at only 1.5v.
>>
>> If the monitor connector lines up EXACTLY between an NLX AGP card and a
>standard
>> card, the mounting brackets may be switched. NLX cards were made for a
>few name
>> brand manufacturers which used them, including IBM, Gateway, and Compaq.
>OEM
>> manufacturers of NLX cards include ATI, Matrox, Elsa (now defunct), and
>> S3/Number Nine (likewise history).
>>
>> If you cannot switch the mounting brackets between the cards you have now,
>I
>> would suggest buying an NLX card on eBay. Parts houses charge a small
>fortune
>> for them. Dealers do not sell them. They are no longer made. The NLX
>standard
>> lasted more or less through the Pentium II and Pentium III era, and was
>used
>> mostly for small form factor computer cases.
>>
>> I have a few NLX cards here, and a few more which can be converted to NLX,
>but
>> none which have 64MB of memory... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 07:03:49 -0400, "Go Phils" <vcupdate@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I am upgrading an IBM intellistation ePRo 6893-92U that has an AGP video
>> >card with 16 mb RAM. I got a new replacement AGP card with 64 mb RAM. (I
>am
>> >posting here because this is a more active forum).
>> >
>> >The problem is that they are physically different in size. The new card
>> >has the familiar long & narrow silver heel to fit most computer cases.
>It
>> >looks much like every other sound card, modem card, network card.
>> >
>> >The old card has a short and wide silver heel, and fits precisely into an
>> >opening on the back of the case that matches it.
>> >
>> >1) Can I make this new card "fit" in this IBM model?
>> >
>> >2) If not, how can I find what cards are compatible before I buy again?
>> >
>> >Thanks for your help.
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
June 19, 2004 12:22:23 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Ben,

The email address shown for me here (vcupdate @ yahoo) has expired. I tried
your "spam me not" address but my message bounced.
Would you please email me at spamandeggs @ comcast.net (remove all
the spaces in the address)

Thanks!
Marty


<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:40d10bc9.27100269@news.charter.net...
> I have two ATI Rage Fury cards with 32MB memory. They have conventional
> brackets, but I also have ATI cards with NLX brackets and exact physical
> positioning of the monitor connector. In other words, ATI made them to be
used
> with either bracket, and it takes me a minute or two to switch brackets
between
> cards.
>
> What is the chipset on the Apollo card? If it's a SiS chipset (Apollo
uses some
> SiS), I have no interest. If it's one of the NVidia chips, I'm willing to
do a
> swap. I deal in computer equipment, selling some bits and pieces via the
> newsgroups, and occasionally on eBay. I suggest that we take this
offline from
> the newsgroup... Ben Myers
>
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 14:41:36 -0400, "Go Phils" <vcupdate@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >At this point, I would be happy with a 32mb card. Do you have a 32mb
card
> >with the NLX configuration that you'd sell or swap for an Apollo 64mb
card
> >with the conventional slot design?
> >
> >
> ><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> >news:40d03cec.835990@news.charter.net...
> >> The card in the IBM Intellistation ePRo uses a mounting bracket called
> >NLX. All
> >> the other phyiscal characteristics of the card are the same as any
other
> >AGP
> >> card. Given the age of the computer, any replacement card must also be
> >capable
> >> of running at 3.3v. Some newer AGP cards operate at only 1.5v.
> >>
> >> If the monitor connector lines up EXACTLY between an NLX AGP card and a
> >standard
> >> card, the mounting brackets may be switched. NLX cards were made for a
> >few name
> >> brand manufacturers which used them, including IBM, Gateway, and
Compaq.
> >OEM
> >> manufacturers of NLX cards include ATI, Matrox, Elsa (now defunct), and
> >> S3/Number Nine (likewise history).
> >>
> >> If you cannot switch the mounting brackets between the cards you have
now,
> >I
> >> would suggest buying an NLX card on eBay. Parts houses charge a small
> >fortune
> >> for them. Dealers do not sell them. They are no longer made. The NLX
> >standard
> >> lasted more or less through the Pentium II and Pentium III era, and was
> >used
> >> mostly for small form factor computer cases.
> >>
> >> I have a few NLX cards here, and a few more which can be converted to
NLX,
> >but
> >> none which have 64MB of memory... Ben Myers
> >>
> >> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 07:03:49 -0400, "Go Phils" <vcupdate@yahoo.com>
wrote:
> >>
> >> >Hi,
> >> >
> >> >I am upgrading an IBM intellistation ePRo 6893-92U that has an AGP
video
> >> >card with 16 mb RAM. I got a new replacement AGP card with 64 mb RAM.
(I
> >am
> >> >posting here because this is a more active forum).
> >> >
> >> >The problem is that they are physically different in size. The new
card
> >> >has the familiar long & narrow silver heel to fit most computer
cases.
> >It
> >> >looks much like every other sound card, modem card, network card.
> >> >
> >> >The old card has a short and wide silver heel, and fits precisely into
an
> >> >opening on the back of the case that matches it.
> >> >
> >> >1) Can I make this new card "fit" in this IBM model?
> >> >
> >> >2) If not, how can I find what cards are compatible before I buy
again?
> >> >
> >> >Thanks for your help.
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
>
!